Snowbirds jets are not leaving Kamloops on May 25

On its Facebook page, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds posted that members of the squadron are returning to 15 Wing in Moose Jaw on Monday afternoon, but they are flying to their home base from Halifax, where they attended a memorial service for Capt. Jennifer Casey

Kamloops Airport manager Ed Ratuski has confirmed to KTW that the CT-114 Tutor Snowbirds jets will not be leaving Kamloops on Monday.

“There’s still some activity here,” Ratuski said, noting injured pilot Capt. Richard MacDougall is expected to depart Kamloops.

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The airport hasn’t been advised of any set departure date for the jets, Ratuski said.

On its Facebook page, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds posted that members of the squadron are returning to 15 Wing in Moose Jaw on Monday afternoon, with a request for privacy upon their arrival at 2:15 p.m. Moose Jaw time as they are still grieving the loss of Capt. Jennifer Casey, who died when the plane carrying her and MacDougall crashed in Brocklehurst on May 17.

Lt. Alexandra Hejduk, public affairs officer for 19 Wing Comox, told KTW the Facebook post is in regards to Snowbirds members returning to Moose Jaw from Halifax, where the team paid its respects to Casey at a memorial service on Sunday.

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